Successful Project Management

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The pace of change means that more and more inexperienced people are being asked to lead projects. The deadlines are often very close; the available resources are limited; and the stresses brought on by the pressure to succeed are intense.  The conflicting demands from the day job and the project may be impossible to reconcile.  Is it any surprise that 70% of projects fail to deliver in full, on time and within budget?

We've distilled the wisdom and experience of project managers into a simple six-step approach to leading a successful project.  We'll help you learn it effortlessly in our highly interactive two day course.  It's a practical approach that is easy to apply to any situation.


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2 day course.

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Steven Briggs

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$995 + GST per person

(Minimum numbers apply before a course is confirmed)

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Topics include

  • Defining the project concept 
  • Building a business case
  • Managing the team
  • Planning
  • Risk management
  • Quality management
  • Scheduling
  • Resourcing
  • Procurement
  • Project execution and control 
  • Closing a project
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On completion of this course participants will

  • A simple approach to managing projects successfully
  • How to build the team
  • Techniques to identify and deal with potential issues before they become problems
  • How to get people on their side
  • How to define a project’s scope
  • How to make a realistic plan
  • How to measure progress and identify issues
  • How to avoid scope creep
  • How to manage project meetings
  • How to finish a project and communicate the lessons learned
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Who should attend

This course will be of assistance to anyone new to the project world and who has to run or take part in projects as part of their job.

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Presenter information

Steven describes himself as; “somebody who relentlessly seeks new challenges and enjoys the practical application of wisdom” He is an experienced business consultant and project manager that came to New Zealand six years ago and has a fast growing a reputation as a great facilitator and for helping organisations improve their performance by using lean techniques.

Initially educated at Loughborough University in the UK, he has worked at Fonterra, leading their programme for accelerating Operational Excellence. Prior to that he worked as a management consultant in the UK for one of the 1st tier management consultants for over six years.

He has advised a wide variety of clients in both the public and private sector and his experience covers everything from Defence to the food industry. His New Zealand clients have included Watercare, NZDF, Vodafone, Transit, Auckland City Council, Queenstown Lakes District Council, Waitemata DHB and Counties Manukau DHB. His areas of interest include project management, continuous improvement and change management.

Steven is a PRINCE2 practitioner and also a UK Chartered Engineer. He has won prizes from Rolls Royce and Ford for his academic achievements but values his corporate credentials more. He helped the UK Ministry of Defence carry out numerous performance improvement projects using lean techniques for both Tornado and Harrier and helped set up one of the largest improvement programmes in the UK following the Gershon review. He received an innovation award for his work for the UK Revenue and Customs office (HMRC) and has worked with some of the world’s largest multi nationals to set up their compliance programmes for Sarbannes Oxley.

Steven is an experienced faciltator and has facilitated NZIM Programmes over two years. He has advised companies on organisation design, change management, risk management, procurement and performance improvement.

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